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New research on Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier could reshape sea-level rise predictionsGLA

BY: Lee Temple
June 18, 2024
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A team of scientists say seawater flowing underneath and into gaps in the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is contributing to the melting of the massive ice formation — a potentially ominous sign of the coming effects of human-driven climate change from the world’s widest glacier. These areas of the glacier…

June 2024 update: La Niña likely by late summer

BY: Lee Temple
June 18, 2024
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After a year of dominance, El Niño released its hold on the tropical Pacific in May 2024, according to NOAA’s latest update. El Niño—the warm phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), our planet’s single largest natural source of year-to-year variations in seasonal climate—has been disrupting climate in the tropics…

In the Arctic, Beavers Are Climate Winners. Should We Let Them Take Over?

BY: Lee Temple
June 18, 2024
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The voracious builders are reshaping the tundra, and generating controversy about whether their presence is cause for concern—or hope—in a warming world.

Panama prepares to evacuate first island in face of rising sea levels

BY: Lee Temple
June 18, 2024
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About 300 families have been forced to leave Gardi Sugdub, a small island off north Panama: “We’re going to leave behind the homes we’ve known all our lives.”

Vermont House passes Climate Superfund Act with tripartisan support

BY: thayne
May 24, 2024
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The Vermont House has passed a landmark bill that would force the biggest fossil fuel companies in the world to compensate the state for damage wrought by climate change.

A mountainous country loses its last glacier

BY: thayne
May 24, 2024
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The demise of La Corona makes Venezuela the first nation in the Andes without a glacier. It won’t be the last.

Disease and hunger soar in Latin America after floods and drought, study finds

BY: thayne
May 24, 2024
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Climate chaos is threatening food production, trade and lives, says World Meteorological Organization

Renewables provided record 30% of global electricity in 2023, Ember says

BY: thayne
May 24, 2024
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LONDON, May 8 (Reuters) – Growth in solar and wind power pushed renewable generation to a record 30% of global electricity production in 2023, putting a global target to triple renewable capacity by 2030 within sight, a report by think tank Ember said.

Progress is slow on Africa’s Great Green Wall, but some bright spots bloom

BY: Lee Temple
April 22, 2024
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The southern fringes of the Sahara are dynamic. As rainfall varies, land patches on the edge chop and change between green and arid brown. Human activities, like overgrazing, deforestation or poor irrigation, further degrade some of the already arid parts of the Sahel, resulting in desertification. As the planet heats…

March is 10th straight month to be hottest on record, scientists say

BY: Lee Temple
April 22, 2024
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For the 10th consecutive month, Earth in March set a new monthly record for global heat — with both air temperatures and the world’s oceans hitting an all-time high for the month, the European Union climate agency Copernicus said.

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